Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI
Lt. Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal on Friday appreciated Delhi Police for smooth conduct of General Elections – 2019 and hoped that the best practices be put down as a Standard Operating Procedure both in print and digital form so that it is readily available for further analysis and improvement.
Chairing a meeting on General Crime and lessons learnt from Lok Sabha Elections – 2019, , Mr Baijal directed Delhi Police to maximize use of technology and focus on the separation of investigation from law and order.
He was told there has been a decrease in heinous crimes committed in Delhi by about 10 per cent as compared to previous year till this June 9. Also, the percentage of solved cases w.r.t. heinous crimes in the corresponding period has increased.
Delhi Police also informed that they have 36,354 registered senior citizens with them and about 2.26 lakhs visits have been made by the police personnel which have resulted in a decline in heinous crimes against senior citizens by around 22% till 31st May, 2019.
Involvement of juveniles in various types of crimes has been a cause of concern and Delhi Police by means of “YUVA” programme for skill development for youth has succeeded in providing training to more than 7,000 youths and helped about 5,000 of them in gaining employment leading to effective prevention in crime. Yuva programme has been effective in weaning juveniles away from crime.